Mud, kip

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  1. RupeeClock
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    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

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    Well it's my first time making an Acekard 2i skin, and after seeing chickenmatt5 unsuccessfully create 12 mudkip skins of his own, I felt like doing one.

    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?download=6973

    [​IMG]

    Don't worry, it'll look better on the Acekard itself, preview's not exactly accurate.
    I drew the artwork myself in flash and did all the rest.
    It's designed for Filename view in particular, but I've included a different lower_screen.bmp just in case you use Internal names or textlist view

    Hope you like it.
     
  2. PettingZoo

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    in the trap
    +1, if it could be ported to an R4 (For a friend) that would be pretty cool. Though I'm not so good with organising theme stuff.
     
  3. RupeeClock
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    I'd be happy to prep it for R4, except I haven't got my R4 anymore so I can't really test it, so sorry.
     
  4. setya5785

    setya5785 GBAtemp Regular

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    ^
    test it with R4 theme creator (alice)

    anyway, about the theme, not as bad as chickenmatt's, but not that good. ignore some of it i'd rate it as "fair".
    try to make the inteface less "flat" [​IMG]
    honestly, that start panel need some work done.
    no preview for progress windows/bar, window, spin box ?

    another tip, flip those mudkip, watch it's mouth. i'd say it's better that the one opening it's mouth wide open would be saying "mud" and the other saying "kip".
    last but not least, use flat/solid color and apply anti-aliasing trick on that clock number to make it blend with the background [​IMG]
     
  5. RupeeClock
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    I made a mistake with the preview gif, I thought it would cycle all of the screens.
    [​IMG]

    I wanted to settle for a simpler start panel, I tried making one that sticks out but it didn't look nearly as good, so I went for flat. I probably could've made it smaller. :\

    I'll keep the anti-aliasing trick in mind. I've done skins before, but not for AKAIO, it's much more complex than R4 or CycloDS.
    I also have to admit this is not my favourite skinning program, there's a heck of a lot of inaccuracies which really bites.
     
  6. setya5785

    setya5785 GBAtemp Regular

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    yup, make that start panel smaller [​IMG]

    also, change the other tab to useteh same style as start panel and progress window [​IMG]

    create a new button using the same style [​IMG]

    unlike cyclo/edge skin maker that can use PNG and alpha channel, creating antialising for ak2 thee can be a hazle *lol, the longest part usually the time where i must create the perfect number for clock, year and day [​IMG] it' always annoy if i can't achieved pixel perfect image
     
  7. RupeeClock
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    Part of the reason the start menu is so big is because I ad-hoc'd this from another skin called BlueStripe.
    Almost none of that skin remains other than an altered directory button, but that skin used a large start-menu.

    The trouble is having to make all these buttons, it's hard to get creative about it since you have a whole bunch of small buttons, not three big buttons.
     
  8. setya5785

    setya5785 GBAtemp Regular

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    only 3 buttons vary in length [​IMG]
     
  9. chickenmatt5

    chickenmatt5 3DS n00b

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    THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] The reason I made all those crappy Mudkip skins was to bring Mudkip skins to the Internet, one way or another. I'm trying my best, but I have no artistic ability, no Photoshop [​IMG] , and no way to actually make origional pictures. So, thank you for making a good skin. Have you uploaded it to Acekards site? Would you like me to?
     
  10. RupeeClock
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    I already put it on the Acekard site.
    It's not an amazing skin but it's something, huh?
     
  11. Tokiopop

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    Better than that noobs attempt [​IMG]
     
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    Nice Skin, I'll have to use this one for awhile. [​IMG]
     
  13. chickenmatt5

    chickenmatt5 3DS n00b

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    Tell me more about this... noob. [​IMG] I admit, those skins were veeeery noobish. I, however, am NOT a noob. So, here is my LAST skin.
     
  14. Melvinkooi

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    Very nice skin! [​IMG]